• LUMS Annual Conference on Courts & Politics in Pakistan

    Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law and Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities & Social Sciences organized the 2018 LUMS Annual Conference on "Courts & Politics in Pakistan" from 14-15 March 2018 at the Asifa Irfan Moot Court Room of LUMS School of Law.

    Keynote Address by Senator Mian Raza Rabbani.

  • Lecture by Justice (R) Nasir Aslam Zahid

    Mr. Justice (Retd.) Nasir Aslam Zahid, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, delivered the First LUMS Annual Lecture organized by the LUMS Law Alumni Association on Thursday 05 April 2018 at 06:00p.m at the Asifa Irfan Moot Court Room of LUMS School of Law.


    Prof. Dr. Martin Wilhelm Lau

    Dean & Professor of Law

    Welcome to the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law!

    It is a great pleasure and honor to welcome you to SAHSOL as its first Dean and Professor of Law. My appointment as Dean forms part of SAHSOL’s ambitious programme of growth and expansion in teaching, research and professional training and development. Founded as the Department of Law and Policy in 2004, the Read more

  • Chief Justice, Lahore High Court Delivers Khalid Ishaque Distinguished Lecture at SAHSOL

    As part of the sesquicentennial anniversary celebrations of the Lahore High Court, the Honourable Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Chief Justice, Lahore High Court, delivered the Khalid Ishaque Distinguished Lecture at the Asifa-Irfan Moot Court at Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) on December 1, 2016.

    The programme included a recitation from the Holy Quran by Dr. Faiza Ismail, Read more

  • Khalid Ishaque Distinguished Lecture Delivered By Prof. Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali

    Prof. Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali, Professor of Law and Director of Postgraduate Research at Warwick University (UK), delivered the Khalid Ishaque Distinguished Lecture on "Continuities, Discontinuities and Ruptures: Exploring Islamic Constitutionalism(s) in the Muslim World with Specific Reference to Pakistan and Kuwait" on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 6:00 pm at Asifa Irfan Moot Court Room of Read more

  • LUMS-HBL 6th National Moot Court Competition 2017 Held at LUMS

    The 6th LUMS-HBL National Moot Court Competition 2017 was hosted by the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) and the LUMS Law & Politics Society in association with Habib Bank Limited (HBL) from April 6-9, 2017.

    Ten teams from top law colleges of the country - Pakistan College of Law, Quaid-e-Azam Law College, SZABIST, University College Lahore, Premier Law College, Gujranwala Read more

  • Dean Martin Lau Hosts Welcome Tea for BA/LL.B Students

    The Dean of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL), Prof. Dr. Martin Lau, hosted a Welcome Tea for BA/LL. B students across all five years on Thursday, 07 September 2017. Law Students, Faculty and Adjunct Faculty gathered outside the Dean's Office for snacks and conversation.


  • LUMS Law Journal Announces Call for Papers

    LUMS Law Journal (LLJ) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its fifth volume. LLJ is a peer-reviewed publication of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL), LUMS, (available at https://sahsol.lums.edu.pk/law-journal/volume-1-editors-note). The primary objective of LLJ is to provide... Read more

  • SAHSOL Holds Annual Career Fair and Networking Dinner

    The Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law hosted its Annual Career Fair and Networking Dinner on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The event this year comprised of two sessions: An Introduction to Legal Practice in the Asifa-Irfan Moot Court Room, followed by the Networking Dinner at the Executive Dining Hall... Read more

  • 1st LUMS International Moot Court Competition Held at SAHSOL

    The Law and Politics Society held the 1st HBL LUMS International Moot Court Competition in collaboration with the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law from April 5-8, 2018. Fourteen teams from across the globe competed fiercely to qualify for the finals, where eventually the teams of Kinnaird College... Read more

  • SAHSOL Students Meet the Chief Justice of Pakistan

    A delegation of 26 final-year BA/LLB (Hons.) students of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at Lahore University of Management Sciences, accompanied by Mian Zafar Iqbal Kalanauri, Adjunct Faculty, and Prof. Dr. Martin Lau, Dean, called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as... Read more

  • LUMS Law Alumni Association Conducts First Annual Lecture

    The LUMS Law Alumni Association (LLAA) conducted its First Annual Lecture on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The lecture was delivered by Justice (Retired) Nasir Aslam Zahid. Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid was born in Mussoorie, near Delhi, British India, obtained his BA from Government College, Lahore, went... Read more


    The LUMS Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL), in collaboration with the Career Services Office (CSO), will hold its Annual Career Fair, as per the following schedule: Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm Venue: Asifa- Irfan Moot Court Room, SAHSOL Building, LUMS This year’s... Read more

  • MGSHSS and SAHSOL Organise the LUMS Annual Conference 2018

    Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) and Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) jointly organised the LUMS Annual Conference 2018 on March 14 -15, 2018, titled, Courts and Politics in Pakistan. The two-day event focused on the crucial and controversial... Read more

  • Prof. Ben Boer and Prof. Qin Tianbao Deliver Khalid Ishaque Distinguished Lecture

    Prof. Ben Boer and Prof. Qin Tianbao, Research Institute of  Environmental Law, University of Wuhan, delivered the Khalid Ishaque Distinguished Lecture, “Implementing the Environmental Rule of Law: Principles and Practice” at the Asifa Irfan Moot Court Room, Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law... Read more

  • LUMS Law Journal: Call for Papers

    LUMS Law Journal (LLJ) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its fifth volume. LLJ is a peer-reviewed publication of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), available at https://sahsol.lums.edu.pk/law-journal/volume-1-editors-note. The primary... Read more

  • SAHSOL Faculty Presents Paper at Exeter University

    Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) faculty, Dr. Zubair Abbasi presented a paper titled ‘Regulation of Sex Under Islamic Law: Judicial Application of Hudood Laws in Pakistan' at the Governance and Violence in Islamic Law Workshop held at the University of Exeter, UK on November 24, 2017... Read more

Spirit of LUMS

BA-LL.B (Honors)


The unique five-year joint BA-LL.B is designed for students seeking a challenging, rigorous, interdisciplinary exposure to law and related vital disciplines. Furthermore, while the focal point is the Pakistani legal system, the teaching methodology encompasses a critical, comparative approach in order to broaden perspectives and sharpen analytical skills of the students. Additionally, the ambit of studies is not just laws as they exist and operate, but also how policy impacts laws, and how law and policy interplay.

* The medium of instruction at LUMS is English for all degree programmes offered. Assessments are accepted in English only.

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Faculty In focus

  • Zubair Abbasi

    Assistant Professor

    Zubair Abbasi completed his doctorate at the Faculty of Law, Oxford University. The focus of his doctoral thesis was on the transplantation of the English legal system in colonial India and the interaction between Islamic law (Fiqh) and English law in this process. He conducted a case study of the developments in Islamic waqf law under the British legal system by analysing the jurisprudence developed in the judgments of the Judicial Committee...

  • Zaki Rahman

    Adjunct Faculty

    Zaki Rahman is a partner at the law firm of “LMA Ebrahim Hosain” and practices across a wide spectrum of areas including commercial law, company law, financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas law, initial public offers, infrastructure projects, telecommunications law, privatizations, real estate, sports law, constitutional and administrative law and labour law. He also has experience of litigation and contentious work in...

  • Waqqas Ahmad Mir

    Adjunct Faculty

    Waqqas Mir is an Advocate of the High Court and a partner at Axis Law Chambers. He regularly appears in courts across Pakistan on behalf of major corporations as well as public sector organizations in cases relating to lending disputes, enforcement of security, investigation of companies, shareholders’ disputes and challenges to the constitutionality of various laws. He also litigates regularly regarding environmental law as well as animal...

  • Uzair Kayani

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Uzair teaches Torts, Commercial Law, and Law & Economics. Tort liability distributes the costs of social and economic harms to those parties that can best prevent, bear, or insure against them. Commercial law sets default rules for market exchange (sales, negotiable instruments, and securities), and market participants (partnerships, corporations, and hybrid forms). Economic analysis of law applies microeconomic insights (primarily price...

  • Sikander Ahmed Shah

    Associate Professor

    Professor Sikander Shah is a pioneering member of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, LUMS. He obtained a B.A. in Economics and a Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has held visiting faculty positions at the Temple Law School, the Wayne State Law School and the University of Michigan Law School and holds the position of adjunct faculty at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington....

  • Sahar Zareen Bandial

    Adjunct Faculty

    Sahar Bandial is an Advocate of the High Court. She earned a Tripos in Law from the University of Cambridge in 2010 and completed her B.A (Hons.) in Political Science from Wellesley College in 2008. Sahar has since her return to Pakistan worked on a range of constitutional, company, banking, taxation and civil matters. She has recently joined Hamid Law Associates, and was previously working as an Associate at Raja Muhammad Akram & Co. and...

  • Sadaf Aziz

    Assistant Professor

    Sadaf Aziz is Assistant Professor at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law. One of the School of Law’s founding faculty members, she has taught in the areas of Jurisprudence and Labour Law. Her research focuses on issues such as the interplay between Islamic and secular legality, the political impact of rule of law narratives and is broadly situated within the field of law and society.  Her book, The Pakistani Constitution; A...

  • Muhammad Umer Akram Chaudhry

    Adjunct Faculty

    Umer Chaudhry is a Partner at Raja Mohammad Akram & Co, in Lahore, Pakistan. He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan and Attorney at law enrolled in New York. Up until 2015, he was a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Singapore, where he worked at Clyde & Co LLP and Rajah & Tann LLP, both internationally ranked amongst the top-30 international arbitration practices. Umer is a graduate of the Lahore University of Management...

  • Muhammad Hassan Abdullah Niazi

    Adjunct Faculty

    Hassan Niazi is a Senior Associate at Axis Law Chambers and an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan, with over 3 years of litigation experience. He has successfully represented clients before the High Court, District Courts and regulatory bodies (such as the Competition Commission of Pakistan). He specializes in constitutional, regulatory, civil, commercial and anti-trust litigation....

  • Muhammad Azeem

    Assistant Professor

    I was born and raised in the industrial and working class city of Lyallpur (Faisalabad). I obtained a B.Sc.  Electrical Engineering, from the Univ. of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. Being involved in activism against child labour at the time, I became impressed by the media writings of Asma Jahangir and others. I switched tracks, started writing in the media and completed an LLB, at the University of the...

  • Mian Zafar Iqbal

    Adjunct Faculty

    Zafar Kalanauri is a leading practitioner in the areas of civil law, family law, banking law, company law and arbitration, and is a Senior Partner at Zafar Kalanauri & Associates. He has received training in Mediation Skills by CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution), UK, and is on the panel of mediators at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce Mediation Centre. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator at the Centre for International...

  • Marva Khan

    Teaching Fellow

    Marva Khan holds an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School, prior to which she completed her B.A.-LL.B from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. During the course of her LL.B program, she worked as a Research Associate and, along with a group of her peers, started the LUMS Law Journal (LLJ) in 2013, and has been associated with the LLJ since then.  After graduating and completing her research contract, she...

  • Maria Farrukh Irfan Khan

    Adjunct Faculty

    Maria Khan graduated from Wellesley College with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. She was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Cambridge from where she holds a BA/MA (Law Tripos). Maria was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a member of Lincoln's Inn and was a recipient of the Hardwicke Award. Subsequently she has worked in leading international law firms in both London and New York....

  • Maria Farooq

    Adjunct Faculty

    Maria Farooq is an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan, has a Masters of Law (LL.M) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and a Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Law (B.A/LL.B) from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan....

  • Hira Arif Riar

    Adjunct Faculty

    Hira Riar has an LL.M from Duke University School of Law, USA, and a BA/LL.B from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She has worked at Ahmed & Qazi Advocates & Legal Consultants as well as with AISEC. Hira is a member of the Sindh Bar Association. Hira is teaching Introduction to Pakistan Legal System to B.A. Law major students this semester.

  • Hassan Emaduddin Ansari

    Assistant Professor

    Mr. Emad Ansari has joined us as Assistant Professor - Tenure Track in the Shaikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL).Emad holds Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees from the University of Michigan Law School and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He also completed his undergraduate study at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While there, he was recognized for his teaching as a Graduate Instructor;...

  • Faiza

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Faiza Ismail has joined LUMS as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Shaikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL)....

  • Chaudhry Fazal Karim

    Adjunct Faculty

    Justice Fazal Karim started his career as a Civil Judge in 1960; served as a Judge of the Lahore High Court from 1987 to 1993; and retired from the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1996. He also served as the First Parliamentary Secretary to the Government of Uganda from 1974 to 1976. Justice Karim has provided consultancy for the Asian Development Bank on “Strengthening Subordinate Judiciary”, “Pakistan National Drainage Sector”, “Strengthening...

  • Angbeen Atif Mirza

    Adjunct Faculty

    Angbeen Mirza holds a B.A/LL.B from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and an LL.M from the University of Michigan Law School. She is a practicing lawyer and is a founding partner at Praxis Legal, Advocates and Consultants. In addition, she is interested in academic and research work. Her areas of interest include criminal justice, labour laws, environmental laws, access to justice and women’s rights. She has been involved in human...

Alumni Stories

  • LUMS Alumna Receives Full Tuition Scholarship at Warwick

    LUMS Alumna, Shanza Faiq, B.A-L.L.B., Class of 2016 has received a full tuition scholarship to pursue an L.L.M. in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick. Along with this she has also been shortlisted for the Fulbright Scholarship. Shanza has...

  • LUMS Alumnus Ahsan Hassan Receives Acceptance From Top Law Schools In The World

    Ahsan Hassan Usmani, LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholar (BA-LL.B 2014) has received acceptance from two of the top Law Schools in the world i.e. Durham University and University of Melbourne for the LL.M. programme. Ahsan is one of the highest paid alumni in his class and is...

  • SAHSOL Student Qualifies PMS Exam

    A large number of LUMS students aspire to join the civil services. Recently, a Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) student, Malik Muhammad Danish (17090031, Law Major 2012-2017), has qualified the combined competitive examination for Provincial Management Services (PMS) 2015-16 organised by...

  • LUMS Law Alumna Sana Warraich to Join Harvard Law School on Fulbright Scholarship

    Sana Warraich, a LUMS law alumna will be joining Harvard Law School LL.M. programme on a Fulbright Scholarship this fall. The Fulbright is a programme of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange founded by US Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. The US government...

  • LUMS Law Alumna to Join Yale Law School

    Maham Naweed, a LUMS law alumna has been accepted into the Yale Law School LL.M programme. The LL.M programme at Yale Law School is highly selective and only 20-25 students from around the globe get admitted.Maham graduated from the Sheikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) in 2015. She is...

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